In two previous communications 1 I have attempted to analyze the relative resultant effect of the presence, absence and location of râles, together with the importance during treatment of their increase and decrease, in the prognosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.
My purpose here is to determine the comparative value of certain symptoms in aiding us to predict for our patients something of their ultimate chances of recovery. This analysis, as in the two previous communications, is based on a study of one thousand consecutive admissions to the Trudeau Sanatorium during the years from 1907 to 1913. As twenty of these cases for one reason or another have not been included in these statistics, the tabulations are based on 980 cases. As a result of the follow up system employed at the sanatorium, we are able to tell the present condition, or, to be more exact, the condition in 1918, of all
TRUDEAU FB. INFLUENCE OF VARIOUS SYMPTOMS INTHE PROGNOSIS OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1923;80(12):831–833. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640390019006
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